BREANNA BARBARA

BIOGRAPHY

    A southern occultist juxtaposed in the middle of the city, Breanna Barbara writes songs that make your soul dance, songs that make you question how many lives you’ve led, and if you ever lived at all.

    Through her rambling of the earth, she traced a map constellated with pins, strings, and patterns. Here’s one that traces St. Augustine to New Orleans, to New York City, knotting the places where she once lived. Another loops around the kingdoms of Scandinavia then, lower, ties the mountains of Switzerland, through the beaches of Italy, to the monuments of Paris where she sung her songs to foreign followers.

    Over here, Nashville is tacked: a keepsake for her first album, ‘Mirage Dreams’, which she recorded with Andrija Tokic, that went on to praises from V Magazine (“her smoky quartz voice is one in a million”), Bandcamp (“fans of Chelsea Wolfe and King Dude will find plenty here to love”), and Action Bronson who invited her to perform on his VICE talk show.

    The densest fragment of the tapestry, with strands cross-crossing throughout, covers North America, where she toured with trip-hop legend Tricky before recording songs for the his latest record and his label’s first compilation.

    If you squint, these motifs might start making sense but don’t be fooled: the full picture is yet to come.

     

    MIRAGE DREAMS

    1. Sailin’ Sailin’
    2. Who Are You
    3. The Race
    4. Nothin’ But Your Lovin’
    5. Baby Where Are You
    6. Mirage Dreams
    7. I’m Alright
    8. Where’s My Baby
    9. Go Back
    10. Daddy Dear
    11. Wood Demon


    Recorded and produced by Andrija Tokic in TK at The Bomb Shelter in East Nashville. Guitar & Organ: Matt Menold (Clear Plastic Masks). Keys: Ben Trimble (Fly Golden Eagle). Drums: Charles Garmendia (Clear Plastic Masks). Bass: Eduardo DuQuesne (Clear Plastic Masks). Back-Up Vocals: Jem Cohen (The Ettes).

    “Barbara’s voice is also rather fascinating, sometimes bringing to mind a mixture of a more upbeat answer to Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval , with a touch of Laura Marling and maybe a hint of Grace Slick.” ABC News


    “Undeniably the product of steamy Southern summers, the kind where the air’s so sultry that there’s nothing to do but crank up the amps and drown your sorrows in a pool of sweat.” Consequence of Sound


    “That kind of experience is one in a million, but so is her voice—a smoky quartz howl that lives somewhere between Florence Welch and Cat Power.” V Magazine


    “Her vibrating vocals and brooding lyrics fuse into pulsating, rock-bent songs when set to the strum of her guitar.” Interview Magazine


    “Musically it’s about as raw and stripped back as you can imagine, Barbara’s powerful vocals accompanied only by acoustic bass and mournful string section.” Clash Magazine

    Management: W&, Wendy Waseige (Email)
    Publicist: W&, Wendy Waseige (Email)
    Booking (Scandinavia): Out On The Rise, Daniel Josefsson (Email)
    Licensing: Rollo Grady, Carter Smith (Email)

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